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What color is Egyptian blue?
Egyptian blue is a synthetic blue pigment that was used in ancient Egypt for thousands of years.
It is considered to be the first synthetic pigment.
It was made from a mixture of silica, lime, copper, and an alkali.
Its color is due to a calcium-copper tetrasilicate of the same composition as the naturally occurring mineral cuprorivaite.
It has a hex triplet of #1034A6 and a RGB value of (16, 52, 166).
It is a dark blue color with a hue angle of 225.6 degrees and a saturation of 82.4%.
The ancient Egyptians valued the color blue as the color of the heavens and the universe.
They also used it to imitate the semiprecious stones turquoise and lapis lazuli.
Example of the palette with the Egyptian blue color
NCS (Natural Color System)
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